June 27, 2017

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 2 comments

Congrats to New Zealand on their America's Cup win.

In lauding NZ helmsman Peter Burling, the press mentioned that he had previously won Moth class championships.

How cool, I thought. I remember the first time I saw a Moth in a boat shed when I was a kid. It was awesome, an alluring little wooden almond.

What I didn't understand was that those quaint craft of yore are what are now known as Classic Moths.

Burling had made his mark in today's Foiling Moths, which are another thing altogether. I went and looked them up. Good gracious. Video abounds. Here's one.

posted by beaverboard at 10:40 PM on June 27

Wow, that guy is hauling ass on that little thing. If you know what you're doing, that looks like a blast.

posted by NoMich at 06:31 AM on June 28

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